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  • Lightweight terry-knit padding lines the soles to guard against shock, blisters and abrasion
  • Thin knit uppers cover and protect feet without adding bulk for better shoe fit
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Best Use Hiking
Fabric 73% merino wool/22% nylon/5% elastic
Sock Height Crew
Sock Cushioning Light Cushioning
Gender Unisex
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Socks These socks are perfect function-wise. The only problem I've had is that large size goes from 9-11.5. I'm a 9.5 so there's a lot of room left over in there for the sock to roll up on me especially around the toe and heel. I'll have to try a medium and see how that goes. Other than that they are super comfortable and keep my feet incredibly dry even when I'm mountain hiking in the summertime. They warm and cool at the same time and very during although those prickly weeds can fuzz them out real bad. Smartwool makes the best product for socks and first layers. All my socks are Smartwool. I especially like they're running socks.
Date published: 2007-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These sock rock and roll!! I am a government contractor working in Iraq. A few months back, I wore a pair of these for a week straight (7 days), just to see if they would stand up to the no-stink test. They passed with flying colors! These socks keep my feet dry all day, and my feet weren't wrinkly or messed up after wearing them all day like they used to be when I wore cotton socks. I would recommend these socks to anyone for any environment. I have pretty much stopped wearing all other socks, and am going to make the full transition soon to the SmartWool running socks for working out. Keep up the good work SmartWool! Rock n' rolla!!
Date published: 2009-03-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as they once were These socks are not made as well as my previous purchase. I bought 10 pair of these socks 11 years ago to wear as my daily socks while deployed with the Air Force to Southwest Asia. They finally wore out last year. I bought 6 new pair to replace them. After only a few months, the tops are starting to sag and there is evidence of wear on the ball and heal areas.
Date published: 2014-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Compact But Warm & Wicking SIZING: Small adult actually fits my size 6 (US Women's Size) foot rather than having excess heel or toe material. MATERIAL: I like the light hiker because it's thicker than your regular white athletic sock but not so bulky that you have to buy a bigger size shoe to fit your foot into when you wear them. The heel and toe seem to wear out first, while not immediately, I would expect it not to wear out so quickly for the price I'm paying. COLORS: The color options leave a lot to be desired, so if you're into fashion over form for your hiking gear, this sock probably isn't for you. OVERALL: One of my favorite socks to wear in the cooler months and when I go out and volunteer and have to wear work/hiking boots.
Date published: 2007-09-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not as great as expected! Bought these a few years ago for a trip to europe, along with a wigwam pair. After 1 month of walking, hiking and climbing I discovered that these were not what I expected. Pros: They keep my feet cool, which was nice on those long hot hikes. They dry quick when washed and line dried. Cons: They fit too lose for my comfort, they would not stay up to save my life so they constantly bunched. They are expensive. I can't comment on whether or not they wear quick as I haven't worn them much since my trip because I can't get past constantly having to reach down to pull them back up my leg!
Date published: 2011-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best socks ever!!!! I bought 6 pairs of these socks at the beginning of my deployment to Afghanistan and wore them everyday. wether hiking mountains, standing for hours on end, or just kicking around the F.O.B. these socks were always comfortable and dry. over the course of 12 months of abuse and several air assault missions my socks shower very little wear and tear. i absolutely love this product!
Date published: 2010-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still My Favorite I've owned many pairs of Light Hikers over the last 12 years and these are my favorite socks. Prior to discovering Smartwool I had worn Thorlos and Wigwams, but was never satisfied with the fit or wicking ability of either. My older Light Hikers do seem thicker and more durable than the current production. Just a guess, but I suspect this could be due to less % of wool content in the newer blend. Regardless, I still love them and have been wearing Smartwool casual socks and running socks for years as well.
Date published: 2008-05-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hmmm.... These are great socks, really they are, however as of late, I've noticed that they wear down rather quick. I've always worn them for backpacking trips, but when I attempted to wear them on a thru-hike, they were lasting less than a month! It could have been all that dirt and sand, but I was a little disspointed. These truely are fantastic for shorter trips and as others have said, I enjoy wearing them around the house (try putting a pair on and sliding on your hardwood floors-fun for the whole family...)
Date published: 2007-10-13
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